|Date:||March 23, 2014|
|Location:||Kino Sports Complex - Field 4|
Luther split its opening series at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona with the Concordia University (WI). The Norse won game one 12-2 and dropped game two by a score of 8-0.
In game one, Alec Knop went the distance on the mound striking out 11 of the 28 batters he faced. After giving up two runs in the first, Knop held Concordia to just three hits the rest of the game.
The Norse blew this game open scoring seven runs in the top of the second. Czenvic Rojer capped off the inning with a three-run double. Rojer also drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Andy Briggs also had a big game going 3-for-4 with four RBI as the lead-off hitter.
Mitch Knippenberg had a multi-hit game going 2-for-3. Briggs, Eric Pittman, Carlos Pineda, Matt Larson and Joel Martin each had one hit.
The split gives Luther an overall record of 4-2. Concordia is now 2-2. The Norse will continue their spring trip to Tucson win one nine inning game against Lawrence University (WI) and Valley City State University on Tuesday, March 24.
Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586